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Success! Juvensio from Zambia raised $2,000 to treat his spina bifida.

Juvensio
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  • $2,000 raised, $0 to go
$2,000
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$0
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Fully funded
Juvensio's treatment was fully funded on June 26, 2014.
June 9, 2014

Juvensio is an energetic one-year-old who lives with his mother in Zambia. He was born with spina bifida, a dangerous condition which leaves the spine protruding in a fluid filled sack on his back, which makes Juvensio susceptible to infection and spinal cord damage.

Bernadette, Juvensio’s mom, is certain that her baby boy is going to be a great man some day. Even when family and friends suggested she abandon Juvensio, Bernadette stood up to them. The benefits of addressing Juvensio’s condition are promising, he would be less susceptible to infection, spinal damage, and no longer be at risk of fatality. The cost of the procedure, called a meningocele repair, is out of reach for Juvensio and his mother.

With $2000 we can help Juvensio move on with his life. We can give him the opportunity to make his loving mother’s dreams for him come true: to become a great man.

Juvensio is an energetic one-year-old who lives with his mother in Zambia. He was born with spina bifida, a dangerous condition which leaves...

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Juvensio's Timeline

  • June 9, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Juvensio was submitted by Jenny England at CURE International, our medical partner in Zambia.

  • June 11, 2014
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Juvensio was scheduled to receive treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • June 15, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Juvensio's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Juvensio's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Juvensio's treatment update from CURE International.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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